Welcome to Auckland Schools' Debating Senior Open for 2020. All debates for this grad will be taking online via Yaatly (link to Yaatly).
Debates in Senior Open are a mix of prepared, advised subject and limited preparation. Prepared debates start at 4:30pm. The motions for advised subject and limited preparation debates will be announced at 4:30pm with debates starting at 5:30pm. Teams should check-in at least 15 minutes before the start or motion announcement time.
During preparation time, students may have between 3 and 5 students in the prep room. Students may not communicate with anyone else besides their team and may not use the internet for research.
Grade Convenors: Ano Chitando (021 0883 3481) and Vinodhini Murali (022 194 3035)
Competitions Manager: Liam Silverwood (022 306 7684)
For all queries about the grade including motions, draws, scheduling, technical support and defaults please contact the Grade Convenors, Ano and Vinodhini at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling them.
Yaatly - Guides
You can find guides on how to use Yaatly below:
There are 2 main ways you can get help on Yaatly:
If you are having an issue connecting to Yaatly, you can call your grade convenors, Ano Chitando (021 0883 3481) and Vinodhini Murali (022 194 3035).
There is no catch up round available this year.
Notice of a default after Monday 12pm, the day of the debate must be made by email and by calling the grade convenor. Any requests after Wednesday 2pm will be considered a default without notice and the team's status in the competition will be placed under